Not the fun kind, my son needs wheels to get to work, cheapest reasonable chance of being reliable vehicle we can find kind of shopping. Look at a 2002 Corolla, 96,000 miles, owner says it “uses a little oil” I have read and this seems to be a common issue with these, and if you are comfortable “adding a little oil” will still run forever. Some scuffs and scrapes, nothing major. Runs and drives fine I guess, everything seems a little loosey goosey to me, not in a falling apart way, just a soft cushy way.

Anyway, gist of my question, Edmunds lists these miles and average condition at about $1300. I am cheap, but I think, that is crazy cheap. I have shopped cheap cars for years and reasonable miles, good mechanicals seems to start at about $3 grand if you are lucky around here. That is what the guy is asking. Are the online price tools that out of line?

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BTW, car is tiny by now standards. My IS300 dwarfs it, but the IS is about the same size as the current Corolla.

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